New York, NYUSA 10003
January 10, 2012
Was checking out a cross-country skiing meet-up and this one popped up. Looked at group reviews, sounded good (diverse, civilized, opportunities to learn or crew - and the art show? Not sure if that was a different group).
No certifications. Took a sailing course eons ago in Scotland. Took one in Camp Fire -- but our instructor crashed into another boat in Mamaroneck Harbor, put a hole in it, and that was the end of that.
Both, possibly a little more in cruising.
No. Looking to crew.
I own a sunfish but it is in Massachusetts and I think my nieces have appropriated it. Light experience -- mostly a long time ago. I don't know anything about navigation but I know one body of water very well that has taught me the importance of knowing where sandbars and rocks are, currents and weather shifts. Last time I sailed I got caught in a freak storm alone and managed to get back with hands raw from holding the sheet in a gale: I guess I have basic competence and sense. I used to crew on a Rhodes 19 in a pond race with a psychiatrist who kept calling me a "farmer." I later learned that was a terrible insult.
I used to crew in pond sailboat races on Martha's Vineyard as a kid; took a sailing course in Scotland; have a sunfish that I rarely get to use (on Martha's Vineyard). Have done little sailing in New York - access and time! This looks perfect.